MDL-57487 mod_scorm: deprecate strings used in xxx_print_overview
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9c82ff2a 1This files describes API changes in /mod/* - activity modules,
2information provided here is intended especially for developers.
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4=== 3.6 ===
5
6* The final deprecation of xxx_get_types() callback means that this function will no longer be called.
7 Please use get_shortcuts() instead.
8* lti_get_shortcuts has been deprecated. Please use get_shortcuts() instead to add items to the activity chooser.
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9* Now, when mod_<modname>_core_calendar_is_event_visible or mod_<modname>_core_calendar_provide_event_action callback functions
10 are called, the userid of the requesting user is also passed to them.
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11* The following functions have been finally deprecated and can not be used anymore:
12 - update_module_button()
605354de 13* The final deprecation of xxx_delete_course callback means that this function will no longer be called.
14 Please use the observer for event \core\event\course_content_deleted instead.
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16=== 3.5 ===
17
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18* There is a new privacy API that every subsystem and plugin has to implement so that the site can become GDPR
19 compliant. Activity modules use this API to report what information they store or process regarding users, and provide
20 ability to export and delete personal data. See https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Privacy_API for guidelines on how to
21 implement the privacy API in your activity module.
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22* Backup directory now can be outside of temp directory. Use make_backup_temp_directory($name) instead of
23 make_temp_directory('/backup/'.$name)
24* Modules that provide their own interactive content and call cm_info::set_content() from [MODULENAME]_cm_info_view()
25 callback should format all user input and call set_content() with parameter $isformatted=true . Otherwise
26 scripts will be cleaned on the course page in case of $CFG->forceclean=1. See example in mod_folder.
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28=== 3.4 ===
29
30* Navigation between activities via a previous and next link was added to Boost, Clean and Bootstrapbase. This
31 was made possible by a new function core_renderer->activity_navigation(). However, there was an issue when linking
32 to the mod_resource and mod_url view.php pages where it would automatically download the file, or redirect to
33 the URL. It was noticed that this was not the case when editing the module and clicking 'Save and display' which would
34 take you to the pages without downloading the file or redirecting to a link. The reason this worked was because of the
35 hard-coded check 'if (strpos(get_local_referer(false), 'modedit.php') === false) {' in the view.php files. This check
36 has been removed in favour of an optional_param('forceview'). If you are using the above hard-coded check in your
37 plugin it is recommended to remove it and use the optional param as it will prevent the navigation from working as
38 expected.
39
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40=== 3.3 ===
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42* External functions that were returning file information now return the following additional file fields:
43 - mimetype (the file mime type)
44 - isexternalfile (if is a file reference to a external repository)
45 - repositorytype (the repository name in case is a external file)
46 Those fields are VALUE_OPTIONAL for backwards compatibility.
47* The block_course_overview has been removed and the related core module *_print_overview functions have been deprecated.
48* The block_myoverview has replaced block_course_overview to provide better information to students. To support this,
49 actions can now be attached to calendar events. Documentation for the following new API callbacks introduced in
50 MDL-55611 can be found at https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Calendar_API. The 3 new callbacks are:
51 - mod_<modname>_core_calendar_is_event_visible
52 - mod_<modname>_core_calendar_provide_event_action
907b175c 53 - mod_<modname>_core_calendar_event_action_shows_item_count
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54* Changes to the moodleform_mod class and its usage (MDL-58138):
55 - the get_data() method has been overriden. The implementation calls parent::get_data() and a new data_postprocessing() method
56 - new data_postprocessing() method added. Mods can override this in their mod_form subclass to modify the submit data. Previously
57 mods could only modify submitted data by overriding get_data() in the mod_form subclass. data_postprocessing() is now the way to
58 do this correctly.
59 - completion: \core_completion\manager calls the overriden mod_x_mod_form->data_postprocessing() to allow mods to modify their
60 completion data before saving the bulk completion form. If you've overriden get_data() to modify submit data for completion in
61 the past, you should now override the data_postprocessing() method in your mod_form and move your code there, so bulk completion
62 editing will be properly supported for your plugin.
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63=== 3.2 ===
64
65* Callback delete_course is deprecated and should be replaced with observer for event \core\event\course_content_deleted
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66* update_module_button() and core_renderer::update_module_button() have been deprecated and should not be used anymore.
67 Activity modules should not add the edit module button, the link is already available in the Administration block.
68 Themes can choose to display the link in the buttons row consistently for all module types.
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69* New callback check_updates_since available. Check if the module has any update that affects the current user since the given time.
70 Please refer to mod/assign/lib.php, mod/forum/lib.php or mod/quiz/lib.php for sample code.
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72=== 3.1 ===
73
74* Old /mod/MODULENAME/pix/icon.gif and enrol/paypal/pix/icon.gif GIF icons have been removed. Please use pix_icon
75 renderable instead.
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76* Callback get_types() is deprecated, instead activity modules can define callback get_shortcuts().
77 See source code for get_module_metadata().
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79=== 3.0 ===
80
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81* Dropped support for the $module in mod/xxx/version.php files (deprecated
82 since 2.7). All activity modules must use the $plugin syntax now. See
83 https://docs.moodle.org/dev/version.php for details (MDL-43896).
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84* Modules using rating component must implement a callback mod_x_rating_can_see_item_ratings(). Refer
85 to mod_forum_rating_can_see_item_ratings() for example.
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8164fad4 87=== 2.9 ===
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8164fad4 89* Added Grade to pass field to mod_form for activities that support grading.
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90* The method moodleform_mod::add_intro_editor() used in mod_form.php form
91 definitions has been deprecated. Replace it with the new
92 moodleform_mod::standard_intro_elements() method that takes the new site
93 configuration requiremodintro into account (MDL-49101).
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061e6b28 95=== 2.8 ===
96
97* Constant FEATURE_GROUPMEMBERSONLY is deprecated. Modules should remove this
98 constant from their module_supports() API function.
99* $CFG->enablegroupmembersonly no longer exists.
100
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101=== 2.7 ===
102
103* modgrade form element has been redesigned and allows setting the maximum grade point higher than 100.
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104* The usage of $module in mod/xxx/version.php files is now deprecated. Please use
105 $plugin instead. The support for the legacy notation will be dropped in Moodle 2.10.
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106* xxx_get_view_actions() and xxx_get_post_actions() will be ignored by new logging system for
107 participation report. view_action and post_action will be detected by event's crud and edulevel.
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108* The functions xxx_user_outline() and xxx_user_complete() have been removed from the majority of core modules (see MDL-41286),
109 except for those that require unique functionality. These functions are used by the outline report, but now if they no longer
110 exist, the default behaviour is chosen, which supports the legacy and standard log storages introduced in 2.7 (see MDL-41266).
111 It is highly recommended you remove these functions from your module if they are simply performing the default behaviour.
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113=== 2.6 ===
114
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115* Modules using the question bank MUST now declare their use of it with the xxx_supports()
116 flag FEATURE_USES_QUESTIONS.
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117* xxx_get_types() module callback can now return subtypes that have
118 a custom help text set. Also instead of array it can now return
119 MOD_SUBTYPE_NO_CHILDREN. This is optional and still defaults to prior
120 behavior. See get_module_metadata() in course/lib.php for details.
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121* shift_course_mod_dates() has been modified to accept optional mod instance id. If mod instance id is passed then
122 dates changed will happen only on specific module instance and not on all instances of that module in course.
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124=== 2.5 ===
125
126* support for 'mod/*' filters was removed
127
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128=== 2.4 ===
129
130new features:
131
132* mod/xxx/adminlib.php may now include 'plugininfo_yoursubplugintype' class definition
133 used by plugin_manager; it is recommended to store extra admin settings classes in this file
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135optional - no changes needed:
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137* mod_lesson_renderer::header() now accepts an additional parameter $extrapagetitle
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139* mod/data/lib.php data_get_all_recordids() now has two new optional variables: $selectdata and $params.
140
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141=== 2.3 ===
142
143required changes in code:
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145* define the capability mod/xxx:addinstance (and the corresponding lang string)
146 (unless your mod is a MOD_ARCHETYPE_SYSTEM).
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147* xxx_pluginfile() is now given the 7th parameter (hopefully the last one) that
148 contains additional options for the file serving. The array should be re-passed
149 to send_stored_file().
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daefd6eb 151* most resourcelib_embed_* functions are replaced with core_media_renderer;
152 for an example, see mod/resource/locallib.php, resource_display_embed()
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154optional - no changes needed:
155
156* add support for handling course drag and drop types - functions
157 xxx_dndupload_register() and xxx_dndupload_handle($uploadinfo) see:
158 http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Implementing_Course_drag_and_drop_upload_support_in_a_module
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160=== 2.2 ===
161
162required changes in code:
163* fix missing parameter types in optional_param() and required_param()
164* use new optional_param_array(), required_param_array() or clean_param_array() when dealing with array parameters
2f1e464a 165* core_text::asort() replaced by specialized core_collator::asort()
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166* use new make_temp_directory() and make_cache_directory()
167
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169=== 2.1 ===
170
171required changes in code:
172* add new support for basic restore from 1.9
173
174
175=== 2.0 ===
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9c82ff2a 177required changes in code:
178* use new DML syntax everywhere
728ebac7 179 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DML_functions)
9c82ff2a 180* use new DDL syntax in db/upgrade.php
728ebac7 181 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/DDL_functions)
9c82ff2a 182* replace defaults.php by settings.php and db/install.php
847400a7 183* replace STATEMENTS section in db/install.xml with PHP code db/install.php or db/log.php
9cb56578 184* move post installation code from lib.php into db/install.php
56f7ff74 185* move uninstallation code from lib.php to db/uninstall.php
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186* new mandatory naming of intro and introformat table fields in module tables,
187 the presence of these fields is indicated in xxx_plugin_supports()
9c82ff2a 188* completely rewrite file handling
728ebac7 189 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/File_API)
9c82ff2a 190* rewrite backup/restore
44f2977c 191 (not finished yet)
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192* rewrite trusttext support - new db table columns needed
193* migrate all module features from mod_edit.php form to lib.php/modulename_supports() function
398a160d 194* implement new gradebook support (legacy 1.8.x grading not supported anymore)
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195* migrate custom resource module subtypes into separate modules,
196 necessary only for custom plugins in mod/resource/
af34490a 197* use new $PAGE and $OUTPUT instead of old weblib functions
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198* theme changes: move plugin styles into mod/xxx/styles.css and use new css markers for images,
199 move all images into new mod/xxx/pix/ directory and use new outputlib api
200 move module icon to mod/xxx/pix/icon.gif
cbcc9852 201 old global $THEME is fully replaced by $OUTPUT
8026a943 202 create plugin renderers
728ebac7 203 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Theme_changes_in_2.0)
b7534190 204* migrate all javascript new coding style using YUI3+YUI2
728ebac7 205 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/JavaScript_usage_guide)
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206* remove '_utf8' from lang pack names, use new {a} syntax
207* replace helps with new 'xxx_hlp' strings
7070ca36 208* please note the $plugin->requires in version.php has to be bigger than 2010000000,
dae88219 209 otherwise the plugin is marked as outdated and upgrade is interrupted
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211optional - no changes needed in older code:
dbf9e4ba 212* settingstree.php replaced by settings.php - just unset the $settings if you want to make custom part of settings admin tree
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213* support for new mforms editor element and embedded files
214 (not finished yet)
9c82ff2a 215* portfolio support
728ebac7 216 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Portfolio_API)
9c82ff2a 217* course completion tracking support
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218* new navigation features
219* new comments API
728ebac7 220 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Comments_2.0)
8026a943 221* new ratings API
728ebac7 222 (http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Ratings_2.0)
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